Industry

Ford cutting 7000 jobs globally, works towards increased profit margins

May 21, 2019

Ford is cutting 7000 jobs around the world as part of a “smart redesign” of the company, with positions to be cut in South America, China, Europe and the US by the end of August....

Toyota tops 2019 Trusted Brands Survey, ahead Mazda and BMW

May 08, 2019

Toyota has been ranked as the most trusted car brand in Australia, according to the results of the 20th Trusted Brand Survey published by Reader’s Digest. The carmaker edged out ahead of Mazda and BMW,...

Australian vehicle sales for April 2019 (VFACTS)

May 03, 2019

The Australia vehicle sales figures for April 2019 have been handed out as the national VFACTS data. On first impressions, it looks like overall industry sales are taking a big hit, with total figures across...

Volvo sales up 9.4% for first quarter, operating profit drops 19.3%

Apr 26, 2019

Volvo Cars has posted yet another quarterly sales jump, with global units increasing 9.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. Net revenue is also up 10.7 per cent compared with the same period...

2019 World Car of the Year awards announced: Jaguar I-PACE wins

Apr 18, 2019

Following a long marking process, the Jaguar I-PACE has been given the overall 2019 World Car of the Year award. The stunning new electric crossover fended off some very tough competitors for the award this...

Australian vehicle sales for March 2019 (VFACTS)

Apr 03, 2019

The Australia vehicle sales figures for March 2019 have been released, in the form of national VFACTS data, and it looks like small hatchbacks could be making a comeback. Overall industry sales continue to decline...

Nissan Australia announces 5-year/unlimited km warranty

Apr 01, 2019

Nissan Australia has jumped on board the 5-year warranty plan, announcing today that all of its new vehicles purchased by private buyers will receive the coverage. The coverage is extended from the outgoing 3-year/100,000km warranty,...

BMW & Mercedes-Benz to co-develop future platforms – report

Mar 18, 2019

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler and BMW are reportedly considering a co-development partnership which could see the two German auto giants team up to create next-gen vehicle platforms. The news stems from German reports, including from...

Australian vehicle sales for February 2019 (VFACTS)

Mar 06, 2019

Vehicle sales in Australia are continuing on a decline, according to the national VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations for February 2019. But the year is off to a good start for some brands and...

2019 World Car of the Year finalists announced

Feb 07, 2019

The 2019 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced, as judges narrow down on the best cars of the year before the final crowns are handed out during the New York auto show...

Australian vehicle sales for January 2019 (VFACTS)

Feb 05, 2019

It’s the start of a brand new year and everyone is settling back into the rhythm and routine. Are people buying cars? The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has just released the national VFACTS figures...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi best-selling carmaker in 2018

Jan 31, 2019

The three-brand alliance managed to sell 10.76 million vehicles in 2018, which is more than any other car manufacturer or auto group in the passenger vehicle sector. This is the second year running the group...